Morphology Data of Luciogobius fonticola
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kanagawa, N., T. Itai and H. Senou, 2011
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales scales embedded or partly/completely absent

Diagnosed from all other species of Luciogobius by having the following combination of characters: eye small and degenerated, embedded beneath skin, obscured after fixation; body naked, without scales; dermal ridge on cheek lacking barbels; second dorsal-fin origin slightly anterior ro anal fin; pelvic fin present; no free soft rays on upper and lower ends of pectoral fin; second dorsal-fin rays modally I,8; anal-fin rays modally I,8; branched caudal-fin rays modally 8+7; vertebrae modally 15=16=31; interorbit region flat; upper jaw length 10.5% in SL; 39.2% in head length; predorsal length 261.2% head length; preanal length 267.9% in head length; caudal peduncle depth 7.3% in SL (Ref. 86963).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Luciogobius fonticola

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 30 - 31


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  part of sucker-disc
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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